150 Pounds Gone Forever: How I Lost Half My Size and You Can Too

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Sunrise River Press, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 293 pages
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On any given day, 50 million Americans are on a diet but only a small percentage of them will be able to maintain their weight loss, if they are successful at all. Both men and women can struggle to stick with weight loss plans and goals when everyday life gets in the way.

150 Pounds Gone Foreveris a breath of fresh air, offering a new, realistic look at weight loss through the eyes of a mother of seven children who lost half her size and has kept it off for more than a decade. Author Diane Carbonell leads you through her journey of weight loss with real-life honesty, humor, and insight. She explains how she lost 150 pounds with three simple components: fat percentage, portion control, and exercise.

150 Pounds Gone Forevershows you how to say good-bye to diets and how to change your lifestyle by identifying trigger foods, breaking unhealthy eating habits, and reorienting your thinking. The book details how to incorporate exercise into your everyday life, no matter what your weight. Diane emphasizes that your goal should not be just the number on the scale but a lifetime of enjoyment at a healthier weight.

150 Pounds Gone Forevershares 50 easy and healthy recipes, including many that can be prepped ahead of time. The book offers a 12-week cardio and strength-training exercise plan to improve your fitness level and shed unwanted pounds. Includes before and after photos of Diane along with exercise demonstration photos.

 

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User Review  - Jenners26 - LibraryThing

I'm sure that many people (like myself) are always on the lookout for an "easy" diet that will make losing weight easy and magical. I've come to accept that there isn't such a diet. So despite the ... Read full review

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User Review  - CatieN - LibraryThing

This is an Inspiring self-help book. The author is brutally honest about her own issues with food and her struggles to lose weight and shares many painful stories from her life as a "fat woman." She ... Read full review

Contents

My Story
5
Preparing for Your Journey
31
The Basics
45
Portion Importance
61
Implementing the Plan
91
Calorie Awareness
111
Habits That Heal Habits That Hurt
137
Waiting on a Plateau
153
Eating Out without Blowing Up
167
Pregnancy Quadrupled
183
Beyond Weight Loss
197
Moving into Maintenance
215
Recipes
231
Exercises
261
Index
290
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About the author (2012)

Diane Carbonell is a mother to seven children and lives in Jackson, TN. She lost 150 pounds 12 years ago and has maintained the impressive weight loss through four pregnancies, three state-to-state moves, and an adoption reunion. Diane was featured in Shape magazine and appeared on the Dr. Oz Show to share her weight loss success story. She authors the popular blog www.fittothefinish.com/blog.

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